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What lesser known, or under-rated, or short production Chevys have a special place in your heart?

One of mine is the '75 Monza with a V8 and a manual.

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I have a soft spot in my heart for the Chevy SSR. I love seeing them on the road still to this day, and maybe one day in the future I can buy a decent used one to park alongside the decent used GMC Syclone I buy too :lol:

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'91-ish Z34 with a manual. Never even seen one in person but sounded like fun.

The stillborn Beretta convert.

Citation X-11, though it's gotta be a hatch IMO.

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I have a soft spot in my heart for the Chevy SSR. I love seeing them on the road still to this day, and maybe one day in the future I can buy a decent used one to park alongside the decent used GMC Syclone I buy too :lol:

+1

I'll add the IROC-Z and, thanks to Camino, the 73-77 Chevy A-bodies.

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I have a special place in my heart for my grandfather's 1961 black Impala it had the Impala Logo on the radio speaker in the center of the back seat and the interior was bright red. My grandfather, my mother and I took that car from Texas to Virginia to see my uncle who was in the Navy in Virginia when I was about 11 or so. The car was almost 20 years old then, and not one problem. Anyway it's special to me ...

Here's what it looked like minus the sign ... :smilewide:

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I have a special place in my heart for my grandfather's 1961 black Impala it had the Impala Logo on the radio speaker in the center of the back seat and the interior was bright red. My grandfather, my mother and I took that car from Texas to Virginia to see my uncle who was in the Navy in Virginia when I was about 11 or so. The car was almost 20 years old then, and not one problem. Anyway it's special to me ...

Here's what it looked like minus the sign ... :smilewide:

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Those bubbletops are sweet.

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Those bubbletops are sweet.

Yeah it was, I wish I had it now. My grandfather got a new Chevy every year, odd years a car, even years a truck. But the 61 he kept ...

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Yeah it was, I wish I had it now. My grandfather got a new Chevy every year, odd years a car, even years a truck. But the 61 he kept ...

Those cars had that "just right" size and stance, if they had stayed like that we wouldn't have needed a Chevelle lineup.

Not that I'm complaining, mind you.

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'61 Bubbletop Hardtop Chevys are sweet and natrually the Impala is the best looking of the bunch.

Other "under-rated Chevy cars/trucks?" ...as of current era?

- Silverado 454 pickup of the early 1990s.

- C4 Corvettes

- last gen. B-bodys, yes the Impala SS is worth good $$$ but there's

not much lacking in a much cheaper low-mileage 9C1 or even a

clean LT1 powered Caprice Classic.

- 1980s Elaminos can also be had for pennies on the dollar.

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You're not going to like my answer...

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After having a Dustbuster they just get into your blood.

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- 1980s Elaminos can also be had for pennies on the dollar.

I'd like to know where. I was searching for a decent one for months... everything is either 5K+ or has a serious flaw... mostly rust.

I like the limited edition 199 degree Chevettes...

Those are stock, right?

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My parents had a '67 Caprice COUPE. They were a rare bird. It also had bucket seats! I would love to buy one, but they are rarer than hen's teeth. Here is a pic of it at our house, taken back in '74. You have to look hard, I was taking a picture of the house, not the car. (I was a kid - what did I know?)

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It had a cool dash, power windows and drove like crap. It looked better than the yellow '67 Newport we also had at the time.

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- last gen. B-bodys, yes the Impala SS is worth good $$$ but there's

not much lacking in a much cheaper low-mileage 9C1 or even a

clean LT1 powered Caprice Classic.

^^ What he said ^^

The wagons too of course. ;)

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the mid 90's GM wagons.

the notchback cutlass salon and 442 / centurys of around 1980.

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67-68 Impala SS Wagon with 427 and 4 speed.

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The '61 Impala is one of my favorites. A lot of nice stuff in this thread, yes sir.
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the almost new for 72 chevelle

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takes a few tweaks and can give you

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You're not going to like my answer...

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After having a Dustbuster they just get into your blood.

Funny, everyone I knew with one of those back in the 90s couldn't wait to get rid of them at the end. Just fell apart completely after a few years. I've always liked the dustbuster design, but those things just had problem after problem...

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Lots of nice cars in this thread including many of my favorites such as the Nomad wagon.

Clyde

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